Connie Deckert – Profile
Raised in Elmira, Connie Deckert started playing golf at 11 years of age and entered her first provincial tournament at 16. She was Runner-up Ontario Junior Champ at 18 and participated in the LPGA Tour at 21. One year later life offered Connie a different direction; she chose to join her father’s Kitchener-based automotive parts company, Motivair Canada Ltd. By age 34, Connie was the president. Indirectly, golf and business began to merge. During this time, she took a short sojourn from golf and opened a travel agency in Waterloo with two other partners. Connie’s interest in travel continues and each year takes a group or two on a golf junket to interesting places. If this is something you want to know more about (such as the when and the where of the next junket), contact Connie.
Even though Connie Deckert spent many years in the business world she never lost her passion for the game of golf. After offering a casual lesson to a friend she was encouraged to pursue her dream of teaching and coaching golf full-time. It was then that Connie decided to sell Motivair Canada Ltd. The rest is “herstory”!
Connie has made Waterloo Region and the surrounding area (Cambridge, Fergus, Elmira, Guelph) her home. She is totally committed to building and strengthening relationships in the Kitchener Waterloo community. You can find Connie Deckert giving golf lessons on local golf courses as well as speaking to various business and professional groups and organizations.
LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (LPGA T&CP), member since 2009. LPGA is the most well known professional women’s golf organization in the world. Connie Deckert is one of only 30 LPGA T&CP members in Canada and joins 1,600 women worldwide.
Canadian Golf Teachers’ Federation/US Golf Teachers’ Federation (CGTF/USGTF) -Connie Deckert is a certified Level III teacher/instructor in both organizations.
Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA)
This is an international organization of business women who play golf. EWGA has over 20,000 members in the US through various chapters with 4 chapters in Canada.
“[Connie Deckert] has been instrumental in improving the golf skills of our members. Whether it’s been through lessons, workshops or just friendly advice we have all benefitted from having Connie as part of our club as well as on our Board.” Heather Dayman, President Waterloo Chapter, EWGA
Women in the Golf Industry
Connie Deckert joined this virtual organization of women whose businesses are in the golf industry.
Varsity Golf Coach
From 2005 to 2011, Connie was the golf coach for the University of Guelph for both the men’s and women’s golf teams, travelling throughout Ontario playing tournaments and ending with the OUA Championships.
Various Golf Tournaments
From 2012-2014, Connie co-chaired the Manulife ProAms at the Manulife Classic. She has also been part of the Junior Achievement Tournament, Fairway & Friends in support of St. Mary’s Hospital, Twitter Tournament, and University of Waterloo Technology Park giving golf tips and participating as the pro in the Beat the Pro on a par 3 hole. Truly outstanding involvement!
Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, member.
Leadership Waterloo Region
This social profit organization provides leadership development opportunities through various programs. Connie Deckert is a 2004 alumnus.
Looking for dynamic speakers? This organization’s roster includes speakers on various topics. Connie Deckert is a speaker [goes to Triangle Seminars page] on the relationship between golf and business and how it can increase a company’s ROI.
Kitchener Waterloo Business Women’s Association, member
This group’s mandate is to support and promote each other’s business and Connie is a very active member.
ZONTA Club (Kitchener Waterloo chapter)
Connie Deckert joined this vibrant social service organization in 1991 and remains an active member. She is also the LAA District Chair-Canada.
Since 2010, Connie has been a board member.
Kitchener Waterloo YWCA, board member, 2004-2010
Cutten Golf Club (Guelph), board member, 2005-2007
Questions? Contact Connie and get answers!